For generations, buying underwear was never a big deal for guys. It was relatively simple and easy to choose between two standard styles: briefs or boxers?
Fashion trends have evolved and men now have plenty of choice in the underwear department. Patterns, colours and fabrics demand equal consideration when choosing the perfect pair of undies.
The wrong underwear can cramp your style. Whatever your design preference, underwear needs to be comfortable, figure flattering and breathable or flexible.
Briefs are the standard, go-to underwear choice for most men. The cut provides complete coverage, whilst leaving the upper thigh exposed. Briefs are practical and super comfy to wear, and are available in a wide range of colours, designs and rises. The flattering supportive brief is the ideal choice for everyday wear and moderate intensity exercising.
Sitting on the hip, below the natural waistline, low-rise briefs are cut to enhance your masculinity. These briefs are perfect for wearing under low-rise jeans or shorts.
Mid-rise briefs have a stretchy waistband that sits on the natural waistline. This cut is ideal if you’re wearing standard fit jeans, trousers or longer length board shorts.
All-encompassing high-rise briefs offer a more traditional fit, and feature a waistband that comfortably sits just below the belly button. These briefs are great for streamlining and minimising tummy bulge and love handles.
Loose-fitting boxers are the number one choice for many men, mainly because they provide more breathability than figure-hugging briefs or trunks. These undies have an open fly, maximum leg comfort and offer no support. The fuller cut boxer shorts, worn by older generations, has been updated to a popular slim-fit design that is great for everyday wear.
Trunks are quickly overtaking briefs and boxers in the underwear fashion stakes. Trunks offer the support of a brief, with the freedom of movement that boxers provide. With a shorter leg and minimal fabric bulk, trunks suit all body shapes and sizes.
Physical exertion requires flexible movement in the crotch zone. Trunks, or briefs, that feature mesh detail and elastic leg grips release body heat whilst allowing free movement. This style is ideal for training and cycling. For sports that require more physical intensity, choose figure-flattering trunks with a polyester-spandex blend or ultra-thin micro-fibre, for added protection and maximum ventilation.
Boxer Style Briefs
Boxer briefs cover half or a third of the thigh, for chafing protection during gym workouts and sporting activities. These hybrid briefs have a mid-rise cut and a standard fit that offers total coverage.
High intensity sports and exercise requires full on support and flexible movement in the crotch zone. Jockstraps provide the protection and support that you need, and a much cooler wearing experience. The pouch style brief boasts a harness cut, with leg bands that connect on the underside. For maximum comfort during rigorous sporty activities, package protecting cups can be inserted into the jockstrap pouch.
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